Hotel Arenal Manoa is close to many of the main attractions in the area yet maintains a silent tranquility. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, as well as a small stream and old growth trees, this hotel has some of the best views in Arenal.
Arenal Observatory Lodge was originally built in 1987 as a research station for scientists of the Smithsonian Institute. It is one of the most authentic and educational properties in Arenal, and serves as a perfect base for a wide range of activities and adventures.
Arenal Springs Resort and Spa is a deluxe hot springs boutique hotel at Arenal Volcano, with three restaurants, three pools, a spa, and a yoga deck on-site.
Aguila de Osa Inn is located on the Osa Peninsula, situated on a high bluff overlooking the Aguitas River with panoramic views of Drake Bay.
Private cabins combine with dramatic Jurassic scenery and abundant wildlife on the Gulfo Dulce at Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge.
Playa Cativo Lodge is a 7 room little hideaway in the Osa Peninsula region, one of the most unique and secluded destinations in Costa Rica. Looking out over the calm waters of the Gulfo Dulce and surrounded by Piedras Blancas National Park, this boutique beachfront hotel is set on over 1,000 acres of private rainforest, leaving plenty of room […]
Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, tucked away in the trees and cooled by the Pacific Ocean, is a 170 acre private reserve bordering Corcovado National Park.
Lush gardens, trails for hiking, natural pools and waterfalls, and abundant wildlife make Bosque Del Cabo on the Osa Peninsula a romantic getaway and a naturalist’s dream. Private cliff top bungalows have porches equipped with hammocks and easy chairs, where you can sit back and watch Scarlet Macaws, Toucans, Hummingbirds and White-faced monkeys, while enjoying […]
At La Paloma Lodge, even thatched ranchos or villas are spread on 12 richly landscaped acres, for a feeling of privacy and seclusion.
The lodge is located on the grounds of the private nature reserve offering five incredible waterfalls, lush gardens, butterfly observatory, and hummingbird feeders all connected by a unique trail system.
El Silencio Lodge and Spa is a planet-friendly sanctuary for soft adventure and inspired wellness.
Hotel Fonda Vela is dedicated to a natural approach to life. The buildings are an attractive part of the tropical mountainside, surrounded by beautiful and natural gardens.
Monteverde Lodge and Gardens is the most upscale lodge in Monteverde, located just 15 minutes from the cloud forest.
The relaxing El Establo mountain hotel is located in the heart of Monteverde, on 150 acres of Cloud Forest Preserve.
Hotel Belmar’s dedication to the environment is well-known: they have the coveted award for 5 levels of sustainability.
Trapp Family Lodge is the closest hotel to Monteverde Cloud Forest. This 20-room lodge has the style of a Swiss Chalet, with Costa Rican hospitality.
Simple. Natural. Authentic. The Chayote Lodge experience is ideal for travelers interested in the coffee, cuisine, and culture of Costa Rica.
Located just outside Poas Volcano National Park, Poas Volcano Lodge is a deluxe cloud forest retreat in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica.
With over 500 acres of tropical rainforest, at Selva Verde Lodge there are unparalleled chances for up close and personal encounters with nature.
Tortuga Lodge is situated on 146 acres of private land bordering Tortuguero National Park on Costa Rica’s northeast Caribbean coast.
This luxury lodge is surrounded by wildlife and water canals.
Mawamba Lodge is situated on a sand bar between the Tortuguero Jungle Canals and the primitive beaches of the Northern Caribbean Coast.
Laguna Lodge is a rain forest ecotourism lodge located on a narrow strip of land between the Caribbean Sea and the Tortuguero Lagoon.
Delicious cuisine and rejuvenating surroundings, secluded in the Central Highlands of Costa Rica.
Hotel Borinquen offers beautiful and private villas and bungalows with a rustic design yet modern amenities.
Lagarta Lodge is nestled within a private nature reserve on the Nicoya Peninsula between two rivers, sandy beaches, and a lush forest with mangrove trees.
Experience authentic Costa Rica in the mountainous southern highlands of Costa Rica at an eco lodge off the beaten path.
Rafiki Safari Lodge, a safari style tent camp, is on 750 acres of jungle along the Savegre River on the South Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. The ten luxury safari tents are set atop hardwood decks and come with its own private bath and pristine views of the mountain. The lodge houses a restaurant, bar, and […]
La Cusinga Lodge is a rainforest eco lodge set up from the beach offering guests sweeping views of the South Pacific Coast. A steep trail leads guests through the rain forest down to the very private Acro Beach. An excellent restaurant serves meals in a family style setting. Yoga is offered on a regular schedule and […]
Samasati Nature Retreat is completely surrounded by National Parks and protected areas and offers a variety of tours.
If you want to really feel the rhythms of the natural world, Selva Bananito is the perfect getaway.
Enjoy gourmet cuisine while living in harmony with nature.
Get lost in nature at this oceanfront property along one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
A member of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, Pacuare Lodge is one of the top eco lodge adventures in Costa Rica. This is more than just a lodge or a rafting trip, this is an experience. Just getting there is an adventure – many guests visit as part of a multiple day rafting trip on […]
Rios Tropicales Lodge is your Costa Rica adventure vacation hot spot. The lodge is located deep in the rainforest, with native wood furnishings, open-air pavilions, thatched roofs, and comfortable hammocks. Rios Tropicales Lodge was the first eco-lodge built on the Pacuare River and is currently the only one powered with hydro-energy. Even getting to the lodge […]
Dive into adventure in one of the most pristine environments on earth while visiting Tranquilo Bay! There are 200 acres to explore – and plenty to discover.
Amazing beauty and diversity and incomparable birdwatching can be found at this coffee plantation! Finca Lerida has its own trail network, allowing adventurers to explore on their own.
Nine cabins built along a mile-long reef coast, Punta Caracoal is dedicated to protecting the natural environment, where the only interruption to the crystal-clear waters is the occasional curious dolphin!
Built right on the sea and nestled amid a mangrove, the views and beautiful surroundings make Laguna Azul Eco-Lodge a place of both relaxation and inspiration.
An ecotourism destination at its finest, at Canopy Lodge discover untouched nature and some of the world’s best tropical birdwatching!
While lodges are plentiful throughout Costa Rica, some destinations especially excel at the lodge experience perhaps because of their proximity to national parks and natural attractions.
Cloud Forest Lodges of the Central Highlands
There is something quaint and romantic about the cloud forest lodges of the Central Highlands. These cool retreats are often enveloped in a blanket of mist with an ecosystem unique to their climate. Many of the cloud forest lodges in our collection have their own on-site attractions with trails and lookout points. Monteverde Lodge features its own butterfly garden. El Silencio Lodge is a Relais and Chateaux property with high-end dining, a spa, and activities. The Peace Lodge is well-known for its expansive La Paz Waterfall Gardens which features a series of waterfalls and rescued wildlife observatories.
Jungle Lodges of Tortuguero
Tortuguero National Park offers a unique lodge experience ideal for the adventurous nature lover. The destination itself is a labyrinth of jungle canals accessible by boat. These jungle lodges are especially sought after during turtle nesting season when four species of sea turtles (green, leatherback, hawksbill, and loggerhead) come to Tortuguero Beach to lay their eggs.
Rainforest Lodges of the Osa Peninsula
The Osa Peninsula has the most remote rainforests in Costa Rica. There are two main towns that serve as launching off points to the peninsula’s lodges: Drake Bay and Puerto Jimenez. The most popular national park in the area, Corcovado National Park, is accessible from both areas. To reach these remote eco lodges, guests will typically need to travel by domestic flight or boat. Talk with a Costa Rica Expert about logistics to your lodge of choice. One of the less frequently visited parks, Piedras Blancas National Park, is accessible from Puerto Jimenez. The park is located on the opposite side of the Golfo Dulce from Puerto Jimenez. Playa Cativo Lodge and Playa Nicuesa Lodge are both fantastic rainforest experiences backing right up to the national park!
Rafting Lodges on the Pacuare River
The Pacuare River has two world-class adventure lodges offering a slightly different experience: Rios Tropicales Lodges and the Pacuare Lodge. Half of the adventure at these lodges is just getting there. Take an unforgettable whitewater rafting adventure to reach your lodge in the middle of the jungle. The lodges are an experience in themselves. In a setting far removed from cities and towns, the lodges encourage you to reconnect with nature with a series of trails and a multitude of tours like horseback riding and canopy zip-line.